United Nations chief ‘saddened' over devastation caused by natural disaster in Indonesia

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In addition, thousands of houses have been damaged, and according to news reports around 10,000 have been evacuated from the island.

Thousands of tourists wait on a beach to be evacuated from the Indonesian island of Lombok after a huge quake. Tens of thousands were left homeless when the ground shook for the second time in two weeks.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman of Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) put the toll at 105, including two on the neighboring island of Bali to the west, where the quake was also felt - and the figure was expected to rise.

"We are hoping to raise a few bob to get them back on their feet with the essentials so then they can continue to help others", a close friend said. Water, food and medical supplies were being distributed from trucks.

Twenty-three-year old local man Ghozali who lives in northern Lombok and works on the tourist island of Gili T, slept outside with his extended family on Monday night because of serious structural damage to his home. "Clean drinking water is scarce due to the extremely dry weather".

"To get an global assistance coming from out of Indonesia especially in the form of goods and personnel, the procedure is first to get confirmation from central government that this is a national-scale disaster and not a provincial one", he said.

Makeshift encampments have popped up on the side of roads and rice fields, with many farmers reluctant to move far from their damaged homes and leave precious livestock behind.

Umi Rankuti, vice-president of the Indonesian community association, said the association plans to use some of their proceeds from Heritage Festival to support the quake relief effort.

Quakes continued to rattle the island, including a 5.5-magnitude tremor at around 2 a.m., the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said.

"People were just throwing their suitcases on board and I had to struggle to get my husband on, because he was bleeding", she said.

Local authorities, worldwide relief groups, and the central government have begun organizing aid, but shattered roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north and east of Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake.

The Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said on Twitter it had rescued more than 3,000 people from the Gilis by Monday evening and many more were yet to be evacuated.

Video showed screaming people running in panic from houses in a Bali neighbourhood and vehicles rocking.

There are 2,221 Canadians registrants overseas in Indonesia and 480 registered in Bali, said Elizabeth Reid, spokeswoman for Global Affairs Canada.

Jennifer Montgomery-Lay, of Maple Ridge, B.C., said that she, her husband, 14-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter are stuck in Lombok after a powerful 7.0-magnitude quake hit on Sunday evening.

Oxfam's local project manager in Lombok, Meili Narti, said there needed to better coordination of aid efforts between the government and the military.

Like Bali, Lombok is known for pristine beaches and mountains.

There had been a half-hour evacuation at the Lombok airport following the quake because the electricity went off. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees. In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

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